Until further notice, adoptions will be by appointment only. 815-356-8170 x2. The adoption center will remain closed
except for pre-approved adopters.
We rescue and re-home more than 350 pets each year. 70% from kill shelters and 30% are local relinquishments. We believe that all pets deserve a chance at a loving
There is no appointment necessary to come in and see our adoptable pets, unless they are in foster care. Please come by any time during our normal business hours and a
volunteer will be happy to show you around.
Our available pets can also be viewed on our Facebook page or Petfinder
Please contact our Animal Welfare Director, Emily, for more information
If interested in applying to adopt a pet, please complete the online adoption application form. As an
alternative, you may download, complete, and return the below document to our adoption center or scan & email it to us at OAWAnimalWelfare@yahoo.com.
To continue with the adoption process, we encourage interested adopters to fill out the adoption application.
Upon receipt of your application, an adoption counselor will review and contact you with any questions. Typically, applications can be
processed within a few business days.
Please allow at least 24 hours before contacting us about the status of your application.
If you are looking to adopt a dog and already have a dog...
Upon completion & approval of your application, we will require a "meet & greet" between your current dog and your (hopefully) new
addition, to ensure everyone gets along. This will be scheduled with you and be conducted at our adoption center.